There are fewer than four months until UK Meet and we start to see our deadlines approaching. We’ll keep reminding you of them as they get imminent.
1. Spotlight fair/author signings
In response to delegate feedback we’ll be having two of these again this year, likely both on the Saturday afternoon, so that spotlight delegates can be buyers/browsers as well as sellers/signers. Not all spotlight delegates want to have space at a table, so please let Charlie know by July 31st if you want to be included as we need to advise the venue regarding room layouts.
2. USB stick
You are entitled to space on the USB stick (given to every delegate) for your promotion and/or free fiction samples. Please note that this year we have increased the allocation of space. Your content needs to be with our stick goddess, Petronella (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by July 31st.
Sponsors: Please contact Jamie if you’re unsure of your USB entitlement.
Spotlight delegates: see below
Maximum size of content – 20MB
Ideas of things you could include: Biographies. Bibliographies with cover art and buy links. Flash fiction.
Complete self published short stories, novels, and novellas. Excerpt chapters from published works. Discount vouchers for self published stories
Format – PDF is the most widely accessible and far preferable to a Word doc as it’s easier for readers to view on their ereaders. Last year some authors also included mobi/prc and epub files of their stories.
Free fiction: Please use the following naming convention for any story files: YourAuthorName_YourTitle. Remember to include a copyright notice at the beginning to protect your content.
3. Goodie bags
These are given to all attendees and contain a selection of promotional goods. We’re working on a likely 150 delegates, therefore 150-160 bags. Bag stuffing usually takes place around 9am on the Saturday morning of UK meet. We’ll confirm details nearer the time. If you need to send material in advance of the event, it will need to go to the hotel. You must check that you have paid the correct import duties if they apply, or else your parcel may not be delivered.
Is it September yet?